Binding Methods FAQ

There are a variety of binding methods which can be used for combining separate pages into a finished document. The type of binding may be limited by the paper size and number of pages to be bound. The images below illustrate the binding methods we us. If you have questions about these or other binding methods, use the Contact Us link in the above menu. 

Binding Illustrations

saddle stitch binding

Saddle Stich Binding
This inexpensive method binds pages using two or more staples placed along a folded edge. Suitable for 60 pages or less, there is no printable spine with this option.

perfect binding

Perfect Binding
A paper cover wraps around the pages and glued to the spine. The cover forms the front, spine and back. Popular for paperback and softcover books, this method results in a professional appearance. Suitable for most book types and sizes.

wire-o binding

Wire-O Binding
Also known as twin-loop binding or double-loop binding. A wire is threaded through small holes in the edge of the paper. The result is very simialr in look and function to coil binding. A variety of colors are available.

corner staple binding illustration

Corner Staple Binding

The most economical binding method, a staple is used in the corner to attached pages together.

tape binding

Tape Binding
A strip of tape is applied to the spine of a stack of pages, overlapping the bound edge. The pages are often stitched together before the tape is applied. Limited color range.